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Discussion on: Monthly fitness check-in: September 2021

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Suzanne Aitchison

I am doing a 5k run in a couple months and am totally not in shape for it. I have no shame in walking, but I'd like to pick up my aerobic fitness for this kind of thing.

I don't know if you've come across it before, but over lockdown I started using these Couch to 5k podcasts from our NHS to start building up my running - I definitely recommend!

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Lee Wynne

These are right here in the Podcasts section 🤩

play pause Couch to 5K
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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

Another vote for Couch to 5k!

I joined parkrun in Glasgow for years, which is a weekly 5k meet. Can't guarantee your local route is as gorgeous as Pollok Park but worth checking out if structure, accountability, camaraderie, and getting timed is in your wheelhouse.

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Lee Wynne

We have the couch to 5k podcast on here, and a post to go with it 😎

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Suzanne Aitchison

I've been meaning to check out the parkrun near me since it started back up - this is a good reminder! Pollok Park is so nice 😭 My local park run is at Figgate Park in Edinburgh and it has the most beautiful wildlife (otters! herons!)

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

I feel like Figgate Park's otters and view of Arthur's Seat might top Pollok Park's highland coos.

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Lee Wynne

I clicked on the link, looks amazing 😻